With all the hype of the hit series, The Little Nyonya and all things Peranakan/ Nyonya/ Baba Nyonya now, it gets me thinking that the people who are interested in this Nyonya culture will be quite interested in this book too.
I'm actually saying this because when we participated with the Peranakan Association of Singapore during the Peranakan fair, there were so many people who were interested in our book photos.
And interestingly, the one segment they like most is none other than the segment where we had the location shoot in the authentic Nyonya/ Peranakan house in Malacca.
Though the batiks were an attraction, however, it was the location shoot that got their attention most.
People were interested in seeing the Nyonya antiques in the house from the old staircase to the big Nyonya beds and even the intricate Nyonya tiles (more photos in the book).
And many actually use the magnifying glass we provide to see these pieces better!
In fact, that Nyonya house was not the only hit in the book, as even the other house shoot, which has a mix of designs (Malay/ Chinese & Nyonya) was a big hit as well, especially this majestic stairway with its many intricate tiles and colours.
All these really makes us proud as through this book, we managed to actually bring out the Nyonya culture, despite batik as the main focus :)
*The only thing which we didn't bring out is maybe the Nyonya cuisine, though we actually have one picture where there was Nyonya cendol being served in a Nyonya-ware! :)